WEAVER FAMILY GENEALOGY
2009 research updated Dec 29,
2012 by Karla Margo May Warborg (1943), eldest of 3 children of Philip
Chesterfield “Doc” May (Jan.23, 1913-April 2003) and Margaret Evelyn May May
(Dec.16, 1917 - living )
FRANKLIN W. WEAVER, farmer from Virginia (ne:Sept 17, 1801 - May 15, 1877)
married on April 10, 1824 (or April 7, 1828) to ELIZA ELLIS (ne: Nov.
21, 1811 - Sept 9, 1874) from Virginia.
NOTE: info from Burr Starbuck
Weaver indicates that F.W. Weaver and Eliza Ellis had 9 children all born in
Greene County, Ohio near Zenia except the first who was born in Virginia near
NOTE: When John W. died Oct.
17, 1915 he was survived by “twin” elder brothers C.F. Weaver and J.F. (or
could be J.A.) Weaver in Indiana and *E.H. Weaver in California according to
newspaper obit. Frank and Eliza are buried in LaGro, Indiana.
NOTE: 22 year spread on these
David (or Donald or “Dain”) W. Weaver - Aug.
Nancy Jane Weaver (Middleton) Aug. 3, 1832 - d. 1870
??? (Burr - listed in Find a Grave)
James A. Weaver – July 7, 1836 twin
Chris F. (or Ellis) Weaver - July 7,
Samuel L. Weaver - June ?, 1838 - 1885 (b. ne 1840 OHIO - 1860 Ind. census)
Elizabeth Amanda Weaver - b. Jan. 12,
*Edward H. Weaver - b. Sept. 12, 1843/4 Ohio
- died in 1927
** John W. Weaver - b. Aug. 18, 1846 Ohio –
d. Oct 17, 1915
Mary Eliza Weaver – b. Sept. 8, 1851
NOTE: Quaker lineage for ELIZA ELLIS (1811-1874) - David Ellis (1782-1852) - Morris Ellis II (1750-1810) -
Morris Ellis I (1715 -1760) - Thomas I. Ellis, Sr. (1683-1760) - Rev. Rowland
Rowland Ellis led a large
number of Welch Quakers from North Wales, following plans of government founded
by William Penn, and they purchased 5,000 acres of land in Pennsylvania. They
arrived in America in 1682, another colony coming in 1686. Rowland became
Quaker Minister for the “Society of Friends”. Thomas, a farmer immigrated to
Pennsylvania in 1687. Morris Ellis, I assumed the charge of having an
illegitimate child and moved his family to what is now West Virginia where
Morris II was born. David was born in what is now Hampshire County, West
Virginia but at the time of his birth it was Frederick County, Virginia.
*Edward H. Weaver (brother of
J.W. Weaver) born in Ohio (Sept 12, 1844 - Nov 3, 1927) married Permillia A. Kelley (Dec 12, 1849 - April 8, 1905) on Nov 18, 1869 in Wabash Co, Ind.
where they farmed before moving to Denison, Texas in 1877. According to newspaper
obit, Ed died at age 84 in Los Angeles,
California after living there 18
years. He probably moved there after his wife died. Family stories say he and
son, Frank E., went there for the gold rush. His body was returned to Texas with
funeral held at home of his nephew W.F. Weaver, 220 East Morgan St. E.H. and P.A. are buried in Oakwood Cemetery
in Denison, Texas. There were 3 children according to
(A) Frank E. (Jan 12,
1872 - July 3, 1962) buried in Oakwood
(B) Valse L. married Lulu B.
Farquhar in Lockhart,Tx. Lulu was the daughter of Mrs. Genoa Pulliam of
Luling,Tx. At time of his father’s death in 1927, V.L. was living in Tomio, Washington.
(C) Third child died in
According to Edward’s obit in
1927, he had two surviving grandchildren: Mrs. E.A. Rodkey, the former Emma Weaver,
(1914 graduate of Denison,Tx
High School) living in Edmond, OK;
and Mr. Herman Weaver of California.
NOTE: a 1932 thank you for flowers from Edmond, OK
was signed M/M E.A. Rodkey & family; Mr. W.W. Curby; Miss Anna Mary Curby;
Mr. H.L. Weaver. J.W. Rodkey was
mentioned. Made note of Emma spending vacation.
NOTE: 1870 census has
Franklin age 68 farming next to son Ed in LaGro,Indiana. John Wesley age 23 was
still living with his parents.
*JOHN WESLEY WEAVER born in Xenia, Ohio, Greene County (Aug 18, 1846 - Oct 17, 1915) married Elizabeth
C. “Lizzi” Rau (b. Feb 28, 1850 Indiana - d. Nov 30, 1881) at Dora, Ind. by
Squire Parks on Oct 3, 1873. According to 1880 census both of John’s parents
were born in Virginia, while Elizabeth’s father was born in Wurtenburg, Germany
and her mother
was born in New Jersey. They farmed in LaGro, Indiana before
moving to Texas in 1879. John belonged to 1st Methodist Episcopal
Church and Elizabeth
belonged to the Presbyterian Church. John worked for the Bridge & Building
Dept of MKT RR for 20 years. He is listed as a “bridge builder” on his Texas death
certificate #22060. He was a member of Live Oak Camp #11 Woodmen of the World
Order of Odd Fellows for 48 years. Elizabeth is buried next to John in Oakwood
Cemetery in Denison,Tx.
NOTE: a recipe on notebook paper is signed by “Lizzi”
They had two children William F. and Lulu May. According to 1910
Denison,Tx census, he was widowed, living with children Lida (Lyda), Hazel, and
Burr. Bill lived next door.
son Bill’s death
certificate incorrectly lists his father’s middle name as WILLIAM.
This mis-information was provided by Bill’s wife Fannie. John W.
Weaver’s tattered birth certificate
gives his middle name as WESLEY.
(1) William “Bill” Franklin Weaver born in LaGro,
Ind. (Aug 4, 1874 - Dec 31, 1958) was married in Denison, Tx. to Frances “Fannie” Parlee
Slagle (Nov 25, 1874 TN - Oct 25, 1962) by Rev. W.A. Cooper on Aug 31,1895. “Bill”
was Mayor of Denison, Texas 1921 - 1922 and a member of Trinity Methodist
Church. They had 2 sons: Raymond Jackson (Aug.9, 1901 - May
14, 1906) and John W. “Johnnie” (Aug 6, 1896 - May 5, 1973) married Marie
Boothman (Feb 25, 1899 -?) and had son Jackie in 1925. Bill and Fannie and son
Raymond are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison,Tx.
NOTE: Fannie Slagle’s
mother’s name was Mrs. Rebecca Nancy Judd Slagle Grammer who was living in Colorado at time of
Fannie’s death in 1962.
NOTE: 7 years between Bill
& Lulu - during this time John & Lizzie moved to Texas
(2) Lulu May Weaver born in Indiana
or Texas (April 3, 1881 - June 30, 1967) married Dec. 24, 1908 to Dr. Aaron
Edward “Ed” Little (1871 - Oct 21, 1943) an optometrist in Dallas, Texas.
Early years they lived in Olney, Tx. She
was Eastern Star and he was a Mason. They had a daughter Elsie Jean “Tommi”
Little (1909 - Jan 11, 1981) who married Bert W. McLean (d. Nov 14 1998). Lulu
and A.E. are buried in Grove Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.
NOTE: Lulu was an infant when her Mom died. (A brass bed and a buffet from her
estate went to a great –niece Karla M. May Warborg)
NOTE: 1900 Denison Tx
census shows Lulu M. Weaver born in Texas. Her death record #44007 gives her birth in Denison, Tx.
Two years after his first
wife died, JOHN WESLEY WEAVER returned to Indiana
and was married at Andrews, Ind. by Rev. Swadener on Feb. 8, 1883 to IDA JANE KELLEY (April 8, 1857 - Jan 28, 1896) from Welden, Wabash Co., Ind. She lived near the WEAVER homeplace farm. (They had 6 children) Ida
Jane was daughter of EDWARD KELLEY (1804 - Aug 4, 1882) and his second
wife, MARY A. BRADBURY (ne: Jan 8,
1819 - Dec 22, 1874). John brought his family back to Denison, Texas
via train in 1889. Ida died of pneumonia. J.W. and Ida Jane are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison, Texas. NOTE: Ida Jane was the sister of P.A.
Kelley, wife of E.H. Weaver – sisters became sister-in-laws.
NOTE: Burr S.
Weaver was born in LaGro, Ind.
Sept. 25, 1889 so the family must have come to Texas late in the year. NOTE: 5
baby graves are in front of John Wesley Weaver’s stone in Oakwood Cemetery
Denison, Texas. J.W.’s original stone
was a W.O.W. ornate stone but it has been replaced.
SIBLINGS OF IDA JANE KELLEY
with married names
ED KELLEY SR. and his first wife, Johanna Taylor (b. March 9,
1816 - died Jan 26, 1853 at age 36 years 10 months 15 days), had Sarah (married to Unknown Gilmore);
Permelia A. (married to E.H. Weaver); Emma (married to Unknown Hall); and Ed
Kelley Jr. (b. 1845 - died April 29, 1877 at age 31 years 10 months 14 days).
Ed Kelley, Sr. and his second
wife **MARY A. BRADBURY (1819 - d. Dec. 22, 1874 at 55yr 11mo 14day) had
“Aunt Matt”. Martha married to Charles H. Steele (3 sons : Walter B. 1886 - 1918,
Harry K., & Wm.G.; and Ida Jane (1857 - 1896) married to John W. Weaver.
*NOTE: Ed Jr. would have been
about age 8 at his mother’s death. Ida Jane was born 4 years after Johanna’s
death which leaves time for Ed Sr. to remarry and have “Aunt Matt" before
having Ida Jane.
NOTE: Mrs. Henry James from
Andrews, Indiana visited her brothers (relatives) Ed and Matt Kelley in Denison
according to a newspaper article.
NOTE: According to news
article Mrs. C.H. Steele had a niece named Mrs. Nat Kelley who died in Ennis,
Texas two years after her husband, leaving 4 small children. (Mrs. Kelley was a
cousin to Lyda Weaver and Mrs. Frank Slagle.)
** Mary A. Bradbury
(1819 - 1874) was the daughter of Josiah Bradbury (1785 - 1872) and Mary “Polly” (Lord)
Bradbury (1791 - 1871). Josiah was the son of David and Susannah (Craig)
NOTE: parents +6 siblings for “Polly” are private access on
Britigan-Combs-Dana family site.
(3) Mary Inez Weaver born in LaGro, Ind. (May 26, 1884
- April 3, 1960) married in Sherman, Texas on July 27, 1904 to Benjamin Franklin
“Frank” Slagle, a carpenter (b. Cookville, TN 1877 - Nov 13, 1953) Inez
and Frank are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison, Texas. They had six children:
(a) Avis 1905 - 1906
(b) W. B. “Bert” (June 30, 1909 - Aug
14, 1992) married Anna “Annie” Pauline Noak (Nook) Krattiger and had Betsy Ann
(never married), Nancy Sue Wrenn Kimbrell Pol (4 children), and Wm. Bert Jr.
who married Chris Campeau (no children). Wm.“Bert” Sr. and “Annie” are buried
next to his parents in Oakwood Cemetery.
(c) Glen F. (1911 - ??) married
Delores Unknown and had Marianne Sept. 28, 1941
(d) Lois Kathryn (1915 - ??)
married “Humpy”Daugherty, then married Unknown Cook (no children)
(e) Hazel (1921 - ??) married John
Wm. “Bill” Fehmel and had J.W. Jr. “Little Bill”, Rebecca “Becky”, Ronnie, and
(f) Robert B. “Bobby” (1922 - ??)
married Realy Ann Vaughan – they had a stillborn baby March 23, 1956 which is
buried in Oakwood Cemetery-Denison,Tx.
NOTE: “Fannie” Slagle and
Benjamin Franklin Slagle were brother and sister and they married “Bill” Weaver
and Inez Weaver who were half-brother and sister making their children somewhat double
(4) EMMA "Lyda" ELIZA WEAVER born in LaGro,
Ind. (April 11, 1886 - Oct 15 1967) came to
Texas with her family in 1889 at age 3. She was married in St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church in Denison,TX by Father McGran on Nov 1, 1910 to PHILIP C. MAY (Oct 21, 1881 - Feb 4, 1963) a post office clerk. Phil’s nick-name for Lydia
was “Chief”. They built and resided at 525 E. Day St. (Winan’s Addition, Grayson
Co.) in Denison, Tx. They had two children: Frances Elizabeth MAY (Aug 23, 1911 -
July 23, 2006) and PHILIP CHESTERFIELD "DOC" MAY JR. (Jan 23, 1913 - April
12, 2003). According to her baptismal certificate, Lyda ( at age 57) joined and
was baptized at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on June 7, 1943 by Fr. T. S.
Zachry. Her baptismal name was “Margaret” and her sponsors were her husband’s nephew
Major Harold Hastings and sister-in-law Mrs. Daisy Margaret May-Maughs Hastings.
Lyda was president of the Lamar School Mother’s Club in 1923. NOTE: Lyda may
have been named after her father’s mother and/or her father’s younger sister, Eliza,
plus her mother’s older half-sister, Emma. Lyda and Phil are buried in Calvary
Hill Cemetery, Denison, Texas.
OTE: 1958 Social Security under name Emma Eliza
(5) Hazel Florence Weaver born
in LaGro, Ind. (June
4, 1888 - May 10, 1964) was married on June 28, 1914 to Daniel C. Foster (June
28, 1889 - Sept 13, 1934). They ran a meat-market grocery store on Greenville Ave. in Dallas, Texas.
Nephew P.C. “Doc” May worked for them. (a Coca Cola cooler from the store, a 4
poster bed, a floor lamp, 2 twin “jenny lyn” beds, a chest of drawers, a large
gold-framed mirror, and an Eisenlohr oil painting from her estate went to great-niece
Karla M. May Warborg) Hazel’s death
certificate indicates she was born in 1889 instead of 1888 with info. furnished
by Matthew Arthur Cram. Family story is that Hazel had a tubal stillborn baby,
then adopted a son “Dan” who became a talented pianist who moved to New York. Hazel later
married a real estate agent Matthew Arthur Cram on Dec 25, 1955 in Plainview, Texas.
They lived in Dallas, Texas.
Matt didn’t like Hazel sending money to Dan. Matt died May 30 1982. Hazel and D.C. Foster are buried in Grove
Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.
(6) Burr Starbuck Weaver,
born in LaGro, Indiana (Sept. 25, 1889 - April, 25, 1976)
married on Oct. 15, 1927 to Gladys Mathews Chute (March 3, 1901 - June 22, 1975).
Their first daughter, Jane Anne, was born and died on June 22, 1928. They had a
second daughter, Nancy Burr Weaver, born in Schenectady, N.Y. Feb. 22, 1930 who
married Dr. John Mackay on May 16, 1953 and moved to British Columbia. Burr worked for the
General Electric Company as an engineer from 1927 (graduated from M.I.T.) until
retirement in 1954. He had served in the U.S. Army from May 1917 to October
1919 (14 months overseas) and remained in the Reserve for many years. Burr and Gladys are buried in the Fruitvale Cemetery
– Fruitvale, British Columbia, ten miles from Trail.
NOTE: Dr. John and Nancy Mackay had three children:
(6a) Nancy Jane (Middleton) - son Charlie
(6b) Ian Burr (b. Nov 7, 1959- died
of cancer Apr 24,1977)
(6c) adopted 3 day old Duncan
Andrew as Murray Dyck, son of Joan Dyck & Don Smith. Married
on Feb. 19, 1994 to Tracey Lynn Davies. Four children: daughter
Michaela Elan Davies, son Lachlan Ian Mackay, son Kieran Rhys Davies, and daughter Annika Marja
(7) Edward Austin Weaver July 4, 1892 - Aug. 12, 1892
(8) Anna Geneva Weaver May 19, 1895 - June 11, 1895
NOTE: these 2 born in Texas
as the family came in 1889. Both buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison, TX